Previously I had owned BMW, Jags, Volvo and Saab however my wife decided she wanted a smaller car so my car was traded for a new FIAT 500 and I took over my wife's Peugeot 807. After a week of driving the Peugeot I resolved it had to go before another piece of trim fell off on me. The replacement car need to fit several criteria i.e. an auto, diesel 7 seat car. After testing driving a Volvo (very loud engine) a Quashi (a bit bland) a Kia Sorento & Hyundai Santa Fe, I really wanted the Kia in KX3 trim but at over £32k thats Land Rover money & i could not get the discount I wanted. I decided to leave the purchase until Kia offered the discount I liked but then I saw an advert for the Vauxhall Antria and its warranty. I was told by the dealer that this did not come with 7 seats but its sister car the Captiva did so I took a test drive. The car was a 6 month old auto LTZ on for £18k (this was a £31k car when new) and I was glad i did take it for a drive, its more car like than the Hyundia and has more character than the Nissan and the price was right. I have had the car 2 months and covered 3k miles returning over 40mpg on a run. I do a lot of miles and this is one of the most comfortable cars I have owned, yes the engine is gruff when cold but on a run it silent. The car is practical, drives well, cheap to run, has really road presence, the dealer was great, the family love it, everyone who sees it thinks it looks great and miles better built that the Peug, whats not to like.
Jeffrey Edwards, Merseyside, December 17th 2011